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Appeal Court Delivers Fresh Ruling On Abba Kyari’s Freedom




Court Fixes Date To Hear FG’s Request To Extradite Abba Kyari To US

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has rejected the appeal filed  by suspended DCP Abba Kyari seeking the dismissal of an earlier ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja refusing his request for bail.

Delivering judgement on Friday, Justice Stephen Adah, while reading the unanimous judgment, held that Kyari’s appeal was without merit.

By the nature of the charges pending against Abba Kyari and others before the trial court, the judge said such request for bail needed to be handled with caution.

According to the Appeal Court, Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who earlier rejected bail to Kyari, appropriately exercised his discretion in refusing to grant Kyari bail.

Naija News recalls that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is prosecuting Kyari, a former head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force, and four members of the IRT – ACP Sunday J. Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu – before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The NDLEA charged the suspended officers with conspiracy to deal in 17.55kg of cocaine; dealing in cocaine without lawful authority; conspiracy to tamper with cocaine and unlawfully tampering with the 21.35kg of cocaine seized from two convicted drug dealers.

Kyari also charged alone with attempting to obstruct officials of the NDLEA in the conduct of their activities by offering them bribe.

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